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Sep 12 Game 1 Preview - Giants (0-0) Cowboys (0-0)
Last season the Giants finished up with a 6-10 record, which landed them second in the NFC East. The Broncos finished last in the AFC West with a 5-11 record.

Sep 11 Jason Garrett was in his Upper West Side apartment, unable to sleep after a cross-country trip back from Denver. The constant blare of sirens heading south were nonstop. Then a friend called and told him what had happened. Two planes had hit the World Trade Center, setting off the worst terrorist attacks in American history and a life-changing sequence of events around the world. Nearly 20 years to the day later, Garrett can recall the details as if it happened yesterday.

Sep 10 Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett did not offer any guarantees, but when he spoke to media on Thursday he certainly sounded like he expected to have two of his key play-makers - running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver/kick returner Kadarius Toney - available Sunday vs. the Denver Broncos.

Sep 8 Nate Solder unseats Matt Peart for Giants' starting right tackle. Solder was listed Tuesday as the Giants' starting right tackle on the unofficial depth chart for Sunday's game against the Broncos. After Solder opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, there was a thought he might retire. Instead he accepted a $7 million pay cut, a position change from left tackle and a demotion to backing up Matt Peart. But the 10-year veteran Solder outperformed the second-year pro Peart in training camp to win the job.

Sep 7 When Joe Judge gathered his players together late Monday afternoon, he spoke to them about their just-completed practice, the schedule for the rest of the week - and who they had voted to be their captains on the 2021 Giants. Seven players will represent the team as captains: quarterback Daniel Jones, running back Saquon Barkley, center Nick Gates, linebacker Blake Martinez, safeties Jabrill Peppers and Logan Ryan, and kicker Graham Gano.

Sep 6 The question of whether Giants G.M. Dave Gettleman sits on the hot seat has become one of the questions that hovers over the 2021 season. If Gettleman is in trouble - and if he gets fired during or after the season - the Giants will have a problem. The problem is a simple one. The new G.M. will inherit a coach. Unless the new New York Giants G.M. has current Giants coach Joe Judge at the top of that short list, the new G.M. may want to hire his own coach.

Sep 5 How about this? How about the Giants' defense carrying the team until the offense gets going? You remember that side of the ball, right? There has not been any handwringing about the defense this summer, which is a good thing, especially compared with what seemed like a daily game of hide-and-seek, searching for the players imported to fix the scoring part of the team. The status of nearly every key player on defense was never an issue. No news was the best news. Not so on offense.

Sep 4 Rehearsal time is over and now it's time to get to work. But the Giants still have a number of lingering questions as they get set to kickoff the 2021 regular season at home against Denver next week. Five questions ahead of the New York Giants regular season.

Former Giants
David Patten died Thursday at the age of 47. The cause of death was a motorcycle accident, according to The State newspaper. Patten played 12 seasons in the NFL and was originally picked up by the New York Giants during the 1997 season after going undrafted out of Western Carolina. He made his biggest impact with Patriots, catching Tom Brady's first postseason touchdown in the Super Bowl 36 victory over the St. Louis Rams.

Sep 3 For the first time since becoming teammates, Saquon Barkley and Kenny Golladay today were together on the practice field in full pads. Afterward, each was non-committal about their availability for the Giants' season opener in 10 days against the Denver Broncos. Wide receiver Kadarius Toney, the Giants' first-round draft choice this year, has also missed much practice, prompting someone to ask coordinator Jason Garrett how much feel he has for what the offense will look like.

Sep 2 The NY Giants made three waiver wire claims Wednesday, one day after trimming the roster to 53 players. New York, with the No. 11 waiver priority in the NFL, claimed former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Justin Hilliard, former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Collin Johnson, and former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Quincy Roche. All three players have the potential to push for an immediate role, ahead of the Giants' season opener on Sept. 12 against the Denver Broncos.

Former Giants
Michael Strahan owns the single-season sack record and played his entire 15-year career with the New York Giants. That, along with his other career accomplishments, will get his No. 92 retired by the team this season.

Sep 1 The Giants made two trades in two days for offensive linemen, neither of whom will magically transform their group into a respectable NFL unit. But they sure are better bets than what the Giants had. After a miserable preseason by their line up and down the depth chart, the Giants knew they had to upgrade their talent, and they believe they did with the acquisitions of two young interior linemen, Ben Bredeson and Billy Price.

Aug 31 Special Report - On the eve of the massive player cut required by the NFL no later than 4 p.m. (ET) Tuesday, and less than 24 hours after the Giants lost their final preseason game, the Giants took steps to solve the offensive line problem. They traded interior defensive lineman B.J. Hill (6-3, 310) and a 2022 seventh round draft choice to the Cincinnati Bengals for center-guard Billy Price.
Price played in all 32 games in 2019-20, starting eight games two years ago and one last season. His lone start in 2020 was on Nov. 1 vs. Tennessee, when he stepped in for injured starter Trey Hopkins. As a rookie in 2018, Price started at center in all 10 games in which he played. He missed games 3-8 due to a foot injury suffered in Week 2 vs. Baltimore. Price helped Joe Mixon rush for AFC-best 1,168 yards and was selected to the All-Rookie team by Professional Football Writers of America.

Aug 30 Patriots 22 - Giants 20. The Giants' offensive line remains an unmitigated disaster. Who could've seen it coming, besides almost everybody? Perhaps most troubling, left tackle Andrew Thomas - whom Gettleman drafted fourth overall last year - played like garbage in Sunday's first half. How bad was Sunday night for this line? Well, big picture, the Giants had four drives against the Patriots' starting defense - before getting a touchdown against the backups to end the first half - and came away with zero points on those possessions. The Giants managed three punts - including drives of three and five plays - and a Jones interception, thrown into the end zone from the 1-yard line.

Aug 29 As the Giants close out their preseason Sunday night against the Patriots at MetLife Stadium, in what will be Jones' first appearance in a preseason game this season, there is no reason to believe, based on the evidence presented thus far this summer, they will be ready or able to throw a 30-point game at the Broncos on Sept. 12. Can they get to 27, or 24, or even 21? There is no indication the answer is leaning toward the affirmative.

Aug 28 Head coach Joe Judge confirmed that running back Saquon Barkley, wide receiver Kenny Golladay, and tight end Kyle Rudolph will not participate in Sunday's preseason game. All three are working their way back from physical ailments and have been working to ramp up for the season under the watchful eye of trainers.

Aug 27 When the Giants returned to their hotel rooms in Providence following Wednesday's practice and turned on their television sets, they saw what just about every other person in New England - and most of the country - was seeing: the hot take coronation of Mac Jones as the next great Patriots passer. On Thursday, the defense seemed intent on making the rookie quarterback look more like a rookie quarterback. And they did.

Aug 26 Giants-Patriots joint practices, Day 1 takeaways: Some good, some bad for Giants. Wednesday was a good news, bad news kind of day for the New York Giants as they held their first of two joint practices with the New England Patriots. The Giants made some highlight plays, and some lowlight ones. They got tight end Kyle Rudolph back from his foot injury. They lost cornerback Adoree' Jackson to an ankle injury, with his status for Week 1 apparently in doubt.

Aug 24 Giants coach Joe Judge refuses to be clone of Patriots' Bill Belichick. He spent eight seasons with the Patriots, won three Super Bowl rings and learned at the feet of the most accomplished coach in NFL history. But make no mistake: When Joe Judge brings his Giants to New England for joint practice sessions on Wednesday and Thursday in advance of Sunday's preseason finale at MetLife Stadium, this will be strictly business.

Former Giants
Tom Coughlin shared a heartbreaking update regarding his wife, Judy. In an article published on the New York Times and written by the former Jacksonville Jaguars coach and team's exec, he revealed he is providing full-time care to his wife as she battles an incurable disease.

Aug 23 The New York Giants, who in their preseason opener against the Jets didn't look very impressive overall, built on a solid week of joint practices against the Cleveland Browns in a 17-13 loss. With both teams sitting most of their starters this week, one of the most encouraging developments for the Giants was the play of the backup offensive linemen.

Aug 22 What to look for in Giants vs. Browns. Joe Judge and Kevin Stefanski, a pair of second-year head coaches who grew up close to each other in the Philadelphia area, gathered their teams this week at the Cleveland's practice facility in Berea, Ohio. They held joint practices on Thursday and Friday, which provided a change of pace for both teams in the dog days of training camp.

Aug 21 Two practices were a warm up to Sunday's exhibition game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said quarterback Baker Mayfield will not play and that he intended to rest the majority of his starters for the second straight week. New York coach Joe Judge planned to talk to Stefanski before deciding whether he'll play starting quarterback Daniel Jones and the other first-teamers.

Aug 20 The best thing the Giants can glean from Thursday's businesslike joint practice with the Browns is that the dichotomy between the home team and the visiting team was not stark. This is not to say the Giants, 6-10 last season, got the better of the Browns, who went 11-5 in 2020 and are unquestionably on the rise. Sure, Baker Mayfield and the Browns' offense certainly looked more polished than Daniel Jones and his crew. No surprise there. But more often than not, the Giants held up quite well, a good sign that their roster is coming along.

Aug 17 The Giants and general manager Dave Gettleman made a couple of interesting trades in recent days with an eye toward upgrading their secondary and special teams unit. One was with the Houston Texans for cornerback Keion Crossen, the other with the Green Bay Packers for cornerback Josh Jackson.

Aug 16 Giants 53-man roster projection after Preseason Game 1. Who helped their cause in Saturday's preseason opener and who didn't? Here's an updated 53-man roster projection. There's still a lot of preseason left to go for the New York Giants, but with that said, the first round of roster cuts is fast approaching on August 17, when teams must trim their training camp rosters from 90 to 85.

Aug 15 After they got a sneak peek at Wednesday's Fan Fest, Giants supporters saw their team play at MetLife Stadium in person for the first time since Dec. 29, 2019. Big Blue opened the 2021 preseason against the New York Jets, and although there was some late excitement, the Giants fell 12-7 in the first tune-up of the year.

Aug 14 Joe Judge focusing on bottom of Giants roster in first preseason game. Judge and his coaching staff are not going to learn a whole lot about their starting units, because those players are not going to be on the field much, if at all. Daniel Jones will sit this one out, as will Saquon Barkley and new receivers Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney. Mostly, Judge wants to continue the evaluation of the bottom portion of their 90-man roster, as five players must get cut by Tuesday.

Aug 13 Special Report - The third preseason game was historically the one in which the starters did not participate. In effect, it was the last chance for the coaches to watch the team's hopefuls before making the final, painful roster cuts.
But things are different now, most notably in that there are only three preseason games, and the Giants announced Thursday that quarterback Daniel Jones WILL NOT PLAY Saturday night against the New York Jets. Rather, he will be the starter in the third game - at home against New England - which is the precursor to the season opener, also at home, against Denver ON Sept. 14.

Aug 12 The New York Giants released their first unofficial depth chart ahead of Saturday's preseason opener against the New York Jets. As always, it is subject to change. It simply serves as a guide, more so for the media than the coaches.

Aug 11 The Giants have made it clear over and over again they are playing the long game with Saquon Barkley. They are taking their time because they don't just need him to be healthy enough to play Week 1. They need him to last the entire season. And Saquon Barkley really needs that, too. It's now on Barkley to prove that he's not injury-prone.

Aug 8 With the temperature rising, the New York Giants wrapped up a lengthy second week of training camp on Saturday. The players will be off on Sunday, and then it's all systems go for the preseason opener Aug. 14. The team will also hold practice at the 2021 Giants Fan Fest presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.

Aug 7 The Giants had been spoiled with good weather through the first eight days of training camp, but they weren't as lucky on Friday. It was a hot, humid day, and that led to a few players leaving practices at various points - likely due to dehydration - before eventually returning. Things picked back up after a light practice on Thursday, with more 11-on-11 drills than the Giants had run in all of camp. It was a rough day for the offense after the unit had gotten the better of the defense recently.

Aug 4 The second the Giants' wild, full-team brawl started on Tuesday morning, Daniel Jones did the last thing anyone would've expected. He ran towards the pile of players, and somehow ended up at the bottom. It was exactly the last place the Giants coaches wanted their franchise quarterback to be. But his teammates sure did notice that he was there.

Aug 3 Giants Training Camp Practice Report, Day 6. New week, same answer by head coach Joe Judge regarding running back Saquon Barkley's status. While Judge admits Barkley is making progress, there is still no estimated return date for the running back.

Aug 1 The New York Giants have their first off day of training camp on Sunday. It is a perfect day to assess what has gone on thus far. The first few days of training camp are an acclimation period. Wednesday and Thursday, in particular, were glorified OTA workouts in shorts and t-shirts. Business picks up on Tuesday when the Giants will hold their first fully-padded practice. From that point on, we will see Giants players in pads as often as possible.

Jul 30 Day 3 of practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center is in the books, with the players wearing shells for the first time. Practice was a bit shorter. After an injury scare yesterday, Shane Lemieux was outside during practice, but was limited to working with the training staff.

Jul 29 Nate Solder has no regrets as he returns to new Giants reality. Giants offensive lineman Nate Solder is entering his age-33 season. But no play, game or season is more important to him than his family.

Jul 26 Joe Judge has often spoken about doing whatever it takes to win. The Giants coach even ranted about it at the end of last season. But the NFL's COVID-19 protocols are at least making things interesting for Judge as he enters his second year in the organization.

Jul 24 Giants turned Atlanta training facility into unofficial home. There is no a Giants logo at midfield, and Joe Judge is nowhere to be found. But make no mistake: Pinnacle Performance facility in Atlanta was the epicenter of the Giants' universe after organized team activities and minicamp ended in mid-June and before training camp opens Tuesday.

Jul 22 Logan Ryan was a late addition to the 2020 Giants, joining the team just before the start of the regular season. However, it was clear that it did not take long for Ryan to emerge as one of the leaders on Big Blue's defense. The veteran defensive back appeared on NFL Network's 'Good Morning Football' this week to discuss why he decided to sign with the Giants after waiting all summer to join a team.

Jul 20 Saquon Barkley can't do much these days without feeling the glare from everyone's eyes on his surgically repaired right knee. And that's what everyone was staring at when he spent his Monday morning running around a football field with 200 kids. And the truth is, with the first practice of training camp just nine days away, even Barkley doesn't seem to know for sure when he'll really be back.

Jul 16 Special Report - Well, Giants Nation, with the upcoming 2021 season schedule out about a month now, the "wise guys" in Las Vegas have posted early betting lines on all the regular season games. And as one would expect of a team that went 6-10 last season, New York is the betting "underdog" in quite a few of them.
As fate would have it, with the new 17-game schedule, each team had a 50/50 chance of either getting an extra home game, or an extra away game, and you can guess which side of the coin flip the Giants ended up on. Yup - they get eight home games, but nine visiting games this coming season.
Of those nine "road" games, New York is favored to win in exactly ZERO of those contests. The betting line for those away games is as follows (as published by "Draft Kings" in Las Vegas):

Jul 13 Giants to hold Fan Fest Aug. 11 at MetLife Stadium. To celebrate the return of fans for the 2021 NFL season, the New York Giants will host the 2021 Giants Fan Fest presented by Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, August 11 at 6 p.m. Fans can enjoy an evening of football, food and fun as the Giants hold their only open practice of the year.

Jul 12 Once one of the top offensive tackles in the league, Nate Solder faces an uphill battle to make the NY Giants' roster after returning from opting out in 2020 Just three years ago, Nate Solder arrived to the NY Giants as the highest-paid offensive tackle in the NFL and an early signature addition during Dave Gettleman's first season as general manager, but his circumstances entering the 2021 season couldn't be a starker contrast from his first.

Jul 8 Giants are most balanced team in NFC East. Each team in the NFC East has clearly defined strengths and weaknesses. For the Dallas Cowboys, their strength is on offense and their holes are on defense. The Washington Football Team is poised to field an elite defense but questionable offense. In Philly, there are too many weaknesses to count.

Jul 7 PFF was not a big fan of Daniel Jones as a draft prospect. He was viewed as a player with marginal first-round talent - someone who should have been drafted at the top of the second based on the data from his college career. Of course, he was always likely to go higher than that because of the value of the quarterback position, but it was still eye-opening when the New York Giants pulled the trigger at No. 6 overall. Still, after two seasons in the NFL, it feels like Jones is suddenly underrated after being largely written off in some quarters.

Jul 1 More than perhaps any quarterback in football, Daniel Jones has had to prove himself worthy as an NFL-caliber quarterback since being taken with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. And through two years, Jones has had moments of brilliance that have inspired the imagination of Giants fans and given them faith in him. But he has also had plenty working against him -- which has shown up in his results.

Jun 26 Fact or Fiction: The first half of the Giants' schedule is tougher than the second. | The toughest road game is at Kansas City in Week 8 on Monday Night Football. | The Giants play back-to-back road games on three occasions this season. New Orleans and Dallas will be the toughest of them. | The Chargers are the sleeper team to watch on the Giants' 2021 schedule.

Jun 23 Nate Ebner withdrew Tuesday from competing for a spot on the USA Rugby team, a move that prevents him from going to the Tokyo Olympics and should hasten the safety's opportunity to return to the Giants. Even though Ebner was not on the Giants' roster, head coach Joe Judge said in May, "We fully intend for him to be a member of the Giants."

Jun 22 Giants legend Eli Manning is officially back with the organization in a business operations and fan engagement role. He also will work on original content development, which includes a new lifestyle series that premieres this fall.

Jun 18 Last season was a tale of two halves for Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. In the first eight weeks of the season, New York ranked 15th in defensive efficiency. Graham initially attempted to run more man coverage, and, when it wasn't working early in the season, he pivoted to a more zone-oriented approach which led to bigger plays in key situations, while not surrendering explosive plays.

Jun 15 The Giants are a team on the rise, according to this NFL analyst, who believes that despite last year's losing record, the Giants could be good enough to push for a postseason berth in 2021. Typically when a team finishes 6-10, the following year's expectations are kept relatively low.

Jun 13 The Giants wrapped up their three-day minicamp on Thursday and now - after two more voluntary OTAs this week - the entire roster and staff will be off for the summer. Until training camp. In late-July, that's when things get serious. As the Giants' roster is more talented top-to-bottom than in recent years, some intersting players might ultimately have a tough time making the team if they don't stand out in training camp.

Jun 11 The Giants concluded their three-day mandatory minicamp on Thursday as they near the end of the offseason workout program. The team still has two more organized team activities (OTAs) next week, after which they will break until training camp at the end of July.

Jun 10 Giants running back Saquon Barkley says he is "doing well" in his rehab from a torn ACL, but won't put a timetable on his return or provide any public assurance that he will be back for the start of the new season. The tight-lipped Barkley wouldn't even go into detail about where he is in the rehab process, although sources have told ESPN recently that there have been no significant setbacks and that he has progressed to jump-cutting. "Looks good," one of the sources said.

Jun 9 The New York Giants went through Day 1 of their three-day mandatory minicamp, a two-hour practice that can best be described as being run like a walkthrough but with a little more up-tempo. Among the goals of the camp, per head coach Joe Judge is to help the players continue to focus on laying the groundwork in terms of communication.

Former Giants
Jim Fassel, who led the Giants to three playoff berths and a Super Bowl and mentored some of the franchise's greatest players in his seven seasons as the team's coach, has passed away. He was 71.

Jun 6 The Giants spent years looking to identify Eli Manning's successor, passing on Sam Darnold and Josh Allen and Lamar Jackson until they anointed Daniel Jones as the king to the franchise quarterback throne. And of course it is critical that the Giants are as right about who follows Manning as they were wrong about who followed Tom Coughlin, until Joe Judge showed up.

Jun 5 Special Report - In their last four seasons, the Giants are 18-46, which impossibly breaks down to 9-23 at home and 9-23 on the road, and it doesn't get much worse than that. They played to records of 3-5, 2-6, 2-6 and 2-6 in MetLife Stadium and they were 3-5, 2-6, 3-5 and 1-7 away from home.
So now Joe Judge, in his second year as the head coach, having taken over from Ben McAdoo and Pat Shurmur (with almost no help from Steve Spagnuolo, who was 1-3 after he took over from the fired McAdoo), has to be focused on finding a way to achieve some sort of improvement.
He has gotten tons of help from general manager Dave Gettleman, who has provided smart draft choices and key veteran free agents, but the bulk of the burden still lies with Judge and his staff.

Jun 3 Daniel Jones is going to have a plethora of options in the passing game that could spread the wealth around, but there's virtually no chance that the team-leader in receiving touchdowns will find the end zone just three times this season, as Darius Slayton did in 2020. Kenny Golladay is the NY Giants' marquee offseason addition. During the 2019 season, the last time Golladay played 16 games, the star wide receiver caught a career-high 11 touchdowns.

May 31 If the Giants miss the playoffs in 2021, it won't be because of lack of talent. Ultimately, the Giants' primary starters this season will look different at many spots across the depth chart compared to how it looked last year, whether that's due to departures, additions or the development of youngsters already on the roster. Who should feel secure in their job?

May 30 Despite adding weapons to the passing game, the Giants will still heavily focus on the run game. If you go back to Jason Garrett's offenses in Dallas, he always kept a balanced offensive attack whether it was with Julius Jones, Marion Barber, DeMarco Murray, or Ezekiel Elliott. Similarly, Joe Judge has preached toughness as the foundation of his team, which is reflected in a team's ability to run the ball.

May 29 Statistical issues the Giants need to improve on defense in 2021. The Giants defense was surprisingly solid in 2020. With a few tweaks though, defensive coordinator Patrick Graham's unit is going to be even better in 2021.

May 28 Joe Judge gives Daniel Jones vote of confidence: 'Our quarterback'. Unfortunately, Jones, who's armed with some new weapons in the offseason, has been unable to work with them in the first three OTAs. The biggest prize, receiver Kenny Golladay, who was signed to a four-year, $72 million contract, was not on the field Thursday for the team's third OTA, which was the first one open to media. Also missing were free-agent receiver John Ross and first-round draft pick receiver Kadarius Toney. Newly signed tight end Kyle Rudolph is rehabbing from foot surgery.

May 25 Saquon Barkley is rehabbing from a torn ACL. While he's expected to be ready to go by the time the season begins (at least that's the presumption since the Giants haven't' offered any time frame), the Giants knew going into this off-season that they had to protect themselves just in case Barkley wasn't at 100%. That protection is Devontae Booker, who is entering his sixth season after spending four years with Denver and last year with Las Vegas. Booker could very well end up having a much more significant role for the Giants this year than anyone is ready to admit.

May 23 If all goes according to plan, the Giants could have a legitimate Rookie of the Year contender on their roster. Not first-round pick wide receiver Kadarius Toney, either. It seems second-round pick Azeez Ojulari, an edge rusher from Georgia, has a real shot at competing for the defensive rookie award. If Ojulari was able to pull it off, he'd be the first Giants rookie to win it since Lawrence Taylor won in 1981, when the Hall of Famer was an All-Pro and Pro Bowler in his first year.

May 22 Fact or Fiction: Predicting win total to take NFC East. The Giants.com crew is presented with four statements and must decide whether they are Fact or Fiction. With the expanded 17-game schedule, nine wins will be enough to win the NFC East this year.

May 21 A lawsuit was filed against the New York Giants by their former video director in the fallout following an alleged physical altercation involving two other employees at the team's facility. Dave Maltese was fired in March for what the suit describes as "retaliatory purposes" in violation of CEPA, New Jersey's whistleblower statute.

May 20 There's no doubt the offensive line played better in the second half of the season. According to Pro Football Focus, the Giants allowed pressure on only 31% of their dropbacks over the final six weeks (13th-best in the NFL). In their first 11 weeks, the Giants were ranked last, allowing pressure on 45.5% of their dropbacks.

May 18 'Bizarre' rookie practice caught Giants' Joe Judge off guard. Joe Judge was walking off the field with Patrick Graham, the Giants' defensive coordinator, during one of the rookie minicamp practices last weekend when the head coach made a few startling observations.

May 17 Takeaways from Giants rookie minicamp. It wasn't a traditional minicamp, but the Giants two-day rookie camp afforded head coach Joe Judge and his staff a look at the future of this team. n a sign that life in the NFL is gradually returning to normal, the New York Giants were able to hold a rookie minicamp, the first of head coach Joe Judge's tenure with the team.

May 16 Giants' Jonathan Tisch: We 'don't know' if Saquon Barkley will be ready for Week 1. The team has been preparing in case Barkley's rehab takes a detour, adding several running backs over the offseason, signing free agent Devontae Booker, drafting Arizona's Gary Brightwell and most recently, bringing in former Philadelphia Eagle Corey Clement.

May 15 Special Report - Well, it is now time to survey the talent that "Trader Dave" Gettleman obtained in the 2021 NFL draft, while gaining an extra first round pick next season from Chicago, as well as an extra third round pick from Miami. In the meantime, our GM got extraordinarily lucky with who was still "on the board" by the time his delayed selections came to be made.
The additions were as follows: Round 1: Kadarius Toney, WR Florida: 5-11 5/8- 193: There has been quite an incredible reaction to the selection of this superb wide receiver out of Florida with the 20th pick, obtained from Chicago.
Jaguars' head coach Urban Meyer claimed to be "heartbroken" that the Giants nabbed Toney before Jacksonville's second first-round selection came up five spots later, calling Kadarius "human highlight reel." ESPN Analyst and 11-year NFL player Nate Burleson filmed a video claiming that Toney was "the steal of the first round" in the 20th spot.

May 14 - Ranking Giants' games on 2021 schedule from easiest to hardest as Daniel Jones tries to get Joe Judge to the playoffs.

The Giants' 2021 schedule features seven games against teams that went to the playoffs last year, and six games against teams that finished over .500. It also gives the Giants a great chance to get off to a hot start and have a strong finish, though there certainly are some challenges in between.

Giants game-by-game predictions for the 2021 NFL season. It's way too early to predict the outcome of every game on the New York Giants' regular season schedule, fresh off the NFL's unveiling Wednesday night. But sometimes you've got to have some fun.

Breaking down the 2021 Giants regular season schedule. It's playoffs or bust for the Giants after spending big in free agency and going all-in on Daniel Jones for 2021. The home schedule should help Joe Judge's cause. The road schedule will not.

May 13 - Giants release official 2021 NFL schedule. Three primetime road games, including Monday night contests against Super Bowl LV participants Kansas City and Tampa Bay, and three NFC East games in the last four weeks, two at home, highlight the Giants' 2021 schedule. The Giants' preseason (dates and times will be announced in the future): Week 1 vs. the Jets Week 2 at Cleveland Week 3 vs. New England. The Giants do not play any of their preseason opponents in the regular season.

May 12 - Giants will open 2021 NFL season against Broncos. To the disappointment of fans who are champing at the bit for a shot at the Eagles, the Giants will open the season at home Sept. 12 against the Broncos, a source told The Post. Pat Shurmur, who was 9-23 as Giants head coach in 2018-19 before he was replaced by Joe Judge, is the Broncos offensive coordinator.

May 11 - If there was any position unit on the New York Giants crying out for a significant infusion of talent after last season, the wide receiver group had to be it. Things were so dire among this group that the Giants made the receiving corps a top priority, adding two free agents in Kenny Golladay, a legitimate X-receiver, and John Ross, a sprinter type capable of burning opponents with his straight-line speed.

May 7 - The Giants came out of the 2020 draft with three offensive linemen - taking one in the first (Andrew Thomas), third (Matt Peart) and fifth (Shane Lemieux) rounds. If all three are not in the plans in a major way a year later, something is wrong with that draft haul, and the evaluators who came together to make those selections have some explaining to do. Guess what? All three are in the plans, in a big way. This is the main reason why the Giants did not select an offensive lineman with any of their six picks in the 2021 draft.

May 6 - Breaking down the New York Giants roster post-draft: Tight Ends. The Giants are counting on their tight ends to play a big role in the passing game. Will they be up for the challenge?

May 5 - All eyes on NY Giants' Jason Garrett heading into 2021 Season. After an off-season and NFL Draft that loaded the NY Giants offense with playmakers, offensive coordinator Jason Garrett needs to deliver results this fall. Last season saw a perfect storm of injuries, offensive line growing pains, and bad play-calling consume the offensive side of the ball for the G-Men.

May 4 - 2021 NFL Draft: Giants mostly struck gold, but here's the one thing they still need to address before season. Not a single one of New York's six picks this year came up front, where you'd think protecting Jones is one of the club's most pressing priorities. Gettleman downplayed the issue. "It's really apparent that we have a little more confidence in our offensive linemen than you guys do," the GM said. Is he wrong?

May 2 - Four of the six members of the Giants' 2021 draft class are defensive players and none of the six is an offensive lineman. Sure enough, the Giants added two linemen immediately after the draft concluded, agreeing to terms with Brett Heggie (Florida) and Jake Burton (Baylor).

NY Giants 2021 NFL Draft grades for every pick. The 2021 NFL Draft was unlike any before in NY Giants GM Dave Gettleman's career, featuring multiple trade backs, and New York added several players capable of making an impact.

The Giants got better in this 2021 NFL Draft. But how much better? Enough to win the NFL's most mediocre division, which was decided via pillow fight in 2020? Possibly ... with an asterisk, because there are asterisks attached to every NFL draft.

The Giants came away with an impressive haul of six prospects not to mention three additional picks in 2022 where the talent is expected to be much deeper in several areas. A look at the Giants' impressive 2021 haul..

Grading Giants' 2021 NFL Draft picks, from Kadarius Toney to Gary Brightwell, plus all the trades: How did 'Trader Dave' do? It was a thrilling three days for the Giants. But how did they do?

May 1 - UPDATE - With the 201st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Oklahoma State cornerback Rodarius Williams.

May 1 - UPDATE - With the 196th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Arizona running back Gary Brightwell (5-11, 218 pounds).

May 1 - UPDATE - With the 116th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Northern Iowa defensive lineman Elerson Smith (6-6, 252 pounds).

May 1 - Predicting who Giants pick in Rounds 4-7, including a massive SEC offensive lineman. The only glaring need left on the roster, really, is on the offensive line, which can be addressed in the fourth round with a potential starter-level player.

Dave Gettleman fills Giants needs as trading ways become talk of NFL Draft. Gettleman and the Giants in the first two days of the draft conducted a master class in adding talent while maximizing future assets.

Apr 30 - UPDATE - With the 71st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Aaron Robinson.

Apr 30 - UPDATE - With the 50th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Georgia linebacker Azeez Ojulari.

Apr 30 - NFL Draft 2021: Dave Gettleman put the Giants' long-term future ahead of his own. How those picks unfolded looked bad - really, really bad - for the man calling the shots in East Rutherford. The rival Philadelphia Eagles made a stunning trade with the Dallas Cowboys to move up in the first round, and then took a player in star Alabama receiver DeVonta Smith that was long linked to the Giants.

Apr 29 - UPDATE - With the 20th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney (6-0, 193 pounds). Here is everything you need to know about the newest member of the team...

Apr 29 - UPDATE - Giants general manager Dave Gettleman engineered a trade with the Chicago Bears for quite the haul. The Giants sent the 11th overall pick to the Bears, who used it to select Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. In return, the Giants receive the Bears' first (No. 20) and fifth-round picks in this year's draft and Chicago's first and fourth-round picks in 2022.

Apr 29 John Mara may have provided ultimate Giants NFL Draft clue. It can go like this: We have an offense that was lousy in 2020 and a defense that was not. Until proven otherwise, the thrust in any player procurement must lean heavily to fixing what was a woebegone scoring attack. Too simplistic? Maybe. But not really. If the Giants do not improve, dramatically, on the 17.5 points a game they averaged last season...

Apr 28 Giants seven-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft. New York ends up going offense at No. 11. In a season where the Giants absolutely, positively have to find out what they have in quarterback Daniel Jones, the addition of Waddle gives them the potential for a very potent offense. Golladay is their No. 1 receiver.

Apr 24 Special Report - For those of you salivating at the thought of Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons being the Giants' first pick in the draft (11th overall), you may be in for a disappointment. Reports have circulated for months now that there are "character issues" involving the 6-4, 240-pound Penn State superstar.
And they have escalated lately, although one cannot be sure if the sudden increase in negativity isn't part of a "dirty tricks" campaign (in which all teams participate) in an attempt to force teams to shy away from a particular player. But the Giants are especially sensitive to these problems, given their recent experience with Odell Beckham Jr., Ereck Flowers, Eli Apple and DeAndre Baker.

Apr 20 Early Sports Book odds predict Giants to finish under .500 in 2021, and if that comes to fruition, that won't be good news for a Giants team whose co-owner, John Mara, has already gone on record as expecting more wins starting this season.

Apr 18 Daniel Jones is not a player many would put in a group with Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson, but as it turns out, the New York Giants quarterback does share that company when it comes to one key statistic: clean-pocket passing. The problem for Jones is that he very rarely gets a clean pocket to work with. He has been one of the most-pressured quarterbacks in the league over his first two seasons, having been sacked 83 times in 27 games (26 starts).

Apr 16 Giants players followed the lead of several other NFL teams, announcing Thursday that they will not attend in-person voluntary workouts, citing COVID-19 concerns. The offseason workout program is scheduled to begin on Monday.

Apr 10 Special Report - With the draft less than three weeks away, there are reports that the Giants are receiving telephone offers for their 11th spot in the first round. None of them have been confirmed as of yet, but one of the interested teams appears to be the Chicago Bears, who need a quarterback and apparently have been rebuffed by the teams in the top 10 spots.
Chicago's turn comes in the 20th position. The offer, reportedly, was for the Giants to trade positions with the Bears and receive their first-round selection in the 2022 draft. Tempting? Somewhat, but unlikely the Giants will take it, since they must have three or four names targeted for No. 11 who won't be there if they agree to dropping down nine more slots.

Apr 9 Giants' 2021 draft: How far would be too far to move down in Round 1? Chad Reuter of NFL.com proposes a trade down to No. 20 with the Chicago Bears for the Giants. In Reuter's scenario, the Giants also receive a 2021 third-round pick and a tantalizing 2022 first-round pick. Could they really get that much?

Former Giants
Herb Johnson, who was believed to be the oldest living former Giants player, passed away last Saturday in an assisted living center on Long Island after a long illness. He was 92. Johnson played for the Giants in 1954, his only NFL season.

Apr 7 Why did the New York Giants gamble in NFL free agency? Wide receivers Kenny Golladay and John Ross, tight end Kyle Rudolph, defensive lineman Danny Shelton and cornerback Adoree' Jackson missed more games combined last season than they played. Each was sidelined at least four games, and Golladay, Jackson and Ross sat out at least 10.

Apr 5 There has never been any doubt about Daniel Jones' ability to rally those around him, gaining their trust and support. That happened back in his rookie year. It comes as no surprise that Jones this week marshaled several Giants offensive players - wide receivers, tight ends and even a few linemen - to travel to Phoenix, Ariz., for a few days of throwing sessions,

Apr 3 The Giants' 16-member free agency class, a group that includes some big money players (Adoree' Jackson, Kenny Golladay) and some fliers (Ifeadi Odenigbo, John Ross). One thing that stands out about this group is that of their 16 free agents signed since the start of the free agency period, half have a connection to a current member of either the coaching staff or front office.

Apr 1 Giants co-owner John Mara approved of the team spending more money this offseason as it handed out more than $100 million in guaranteed money. But without saying general manager Dave Gettleman's job is in jeopardy, Mara also made it clear what he expects in return. "It's time for us to start winning," Mara told reporters via videoconference after the conclusion of the NFL owners meetings Wednesday.

NFC East News.
NFC East offseason roundup. Each team in the NFC East has made some big offseason moves this month, setting the four clubs up for what should be an interesting race for the division title in 2021.

Mar 31 The NFL announced that each team will play 17 regular-season games beginning this year, the first expansion of the schedule since it increased from 14 to 16 games in 1978. The four NFC East teams will travel to the AFC East teams that finished in the same position in the standings in 2020. The Giants and Miami Dolphins were the second-place teams in their respective divisions and will meet this season in Hard Rock Stadium.

Mar 30 John Mara says Daniel Jones can win Super Bowl with Giants. Do you believe Daniel Jones looks like a quarterback who will ultimately win a Super Bowl? "Yes he does," Mara responded. "I can say that without any hesitation." Good enough to win multiple Super Bowls like his predecessor, Eli Manning? "I don't see why not," the Giants CEO said, "if we put the right pieces around him."

Mar 29 The 2021 NFL season will be unlike any other, as the league expands to a 17-game schedule for the first time. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the league is expected to officially announce the change this week. For the NY Giants, and every team in the NFC East, it means a road contest against an AFC East foe. This year, it will be the AFC East team that hosts, and the Giants will travel to take on the Miami Dolphins.

Mar 28 How New York Giants' Free-Agency Spree Sets Up Their Draft. This year thanks to an uncharacteristically large free-agency spending spree - uncharacteristic because building a roster with free agents doesn't usually work out, nor is it sustainable over the long term - Gettleman has given the Giants enough flexibility regarding how they spend their six draft picks.

Mar 27 How could Friday's trades impact the Giants? The intrigue surrounding the 2021 NFL Draft is already kicking into a higher gear. Friday afternoon saw a pair of trades which shook up the top 10 of the upcoming draft, with the San Francisco 49ers trading up with the Miami Dolphins to third overall and the Philadelphia Eagles subsequently trading with the Dolphins.

Mar 26 The Giants added playmakers on offense this offseason, most notably receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end Kyle Rudolph, but did not address their offensive line, until Thursday, when they signed Zach Fulton, a veteran guard added for depth and to compete for a starting job. Fulton, 29, has 107 games and 90 starts on his NFL resume. He started all 16 games at right guard for the Texans in 2020 and has 65 starts at right guard in his seven-year career, the first four years with the Chiefs and the past three seasons with the Texans.

Mar 25 Grading every Giants free agency move, including blockbuster Kenny Golladay, Adoree' Jackson signings. The Giants were active to start free agency, and surprised some around the league with their willingness to go big-money spending. In all, the Giants have added nine new players via free agency.

Mar 24 The Giants' frenzy of free-agent signings this past week is reminiscent of their flurry in 2016 when they doled out some $144 million in guaranteed money to free agents Olivier Vernon, Janoris Jenkins and Damon Harrison as well as the re-signing of Jason Pierre-Paul. We all know how that worked out: An 11-5 season in 2017 that proved to be nothing more than fool's gold and was followed by 36 losses in 48 games the next three seasons before Joe Judge was hired as head coach last year.

Mar 23 The Giants made their second big move in three days when they agreed to terms with former Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree' Jackson. The deal is for three years and $39 million, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter, and includes $26.5 million in guarantees and more than $20 million fully guaranteed. Jackson, 25, was recently released by the Titans. He was in high demand, with the Philadelphia Eagles in the mix until the final moments, according to a source. Jackson was scheduled to visit the Eagles after the Giants on Monday.

Mar 22 Takeaways from the New York Giants' first week of free agency. general manager Dave Gettleman has left nothing to chance. He's added players at nearly every position of need - backup running back, receiver, tight end, backup quarterback, edge rusher, and inside linebacker. Thus far, the only two spots he hasn't added to are cornerback (which could change if they land Adoree' Jackson) and offensive line (technically, they did add Jonotthan Harrison).

Mar 21 Special Report - When this 2021 season finally opens, the Giants will be able to put running back Saquon Barkley on the field. And tight end Kyle Rudolph. Oh, and now super wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who was signed Saturday after two days of negotiating to a contract reportedly worth $72 million over four years. Quarterback Daniel Jones was limited to a one-word exclamation when he heard the news: "WOW!"
And so general manager Dave Gettleman finally got his man, and with the offense now solid at wide receiver, better at tight end and obviously improved (by association) at quarterback, all he has to worry about is his young offensive line - and that unit showed great improvement last season.

Mar 20 Giants talking contract with free agent receiver Kenny Golladay. They know if he were to sign, he instantly would become the physical presence lacking in their passing game. They understand the 6-foot-4 Golladay running down the field and hauling in passes from Daniel Jones would change the complexion of their attack. The Giants needed to investigate what went down last season, when Golladay hurt his hip during a Nov. 1 loss to the Colts. He did not play again.

Mar 19 The Giants aren't spending the most money or signing the most players in NFL free agency. They certainly are having an interesting week, though. Kyle Rudolph signing - The real question is what happens to Engram. The Giants have Rudolph, Kaden Smith and the recently-resigned Levine Toilolo, all traditional inline tight ends. None as dynamic as Engram, but all by reputation better inline blockers.

Mar 18 The Giants are bringing Kenny Golladay, the best available wide receiver on the open market, in for a visit. Talks are underway as to what it will take in a contract to make a deal. This is not a drill. It could happen, and if it does, just like that the Giants would look and feel markedly different. Markedly better.

Mar 17 The Giants and defensive tackle Leonard Williams reached an agreement on a three-year contract. In doing so, the Giants have secured the multi-year services of one of their most productive players and grant themselves salary cap relief. In 2020, Williams, 26, led the team and was seventh in the NFL with 11.5 sacks, the highest total by a Giants player since Jason Pierre-Paul's 14.5 in 2014.

Mar 16 After Vikings sign Dalvin Tomlinson, here's how Giants will replace him on defensive line. The Giants haven't had too many homegrown players worth keeping around in recent years, but defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson was one of them. He was a second-round pick in 2017, played for three different coaching staffs and still managed to get better each year, culminating in his best season in 2020.

Mar 14 Giants are keeping Nate Solder, restructuring his contract. What Solder's role will actually be is a major question mark. There are three options. He's the swing tackle. He starts at right tackle. He starts at guard (right or left). The most likely answer is that Solder will be the swing tackle, but the other two can't be ruled out.

Mar 11 Giants cut Kevin Zeitler in huge salary-cap saver. The release saves the Giants a hearty $12 million on the 2021 salary cap. In 2020, Zeitler was graded as No. 32 in the league, out of 80 qualifying guards, by Pro Football Focus. Zeitler is one of more than a handful of quality guards set to hit the open market and most, if not all of them, will be forced to play for less money than they did in 2020. The Giants will likely scour the free agent market for help at this spot.

Mar 10 The Giants will not let free agency determine whether they get to keep Leonard Williams. The team announced today it has placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on the standout defensive tackle, who had the finest season of his six-year career in 2020. It is the second consecutive year Williams has received the franchise tag. Williams is the second player the Giants have tagged twice.

Mar 9 The Giants and defensive lineman Leonard Williams are working on a long-term deal as the franchise deadline approaches, sources told ESPN. The deadline is 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Mar 7 Inside look at different ways Giants can improve at wide receiver. One year ago, with a historically deep wide receiver draft class, the Giants didn't use any of their 10 picks to add to the nucleus of Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Golden Tate. The decision haunted the NFL's second-worst scoring offense and stunted quarterback Daniel Jones' growth. As second chances go, this is a good one. Wide receiver is a strength of the 2021 draft and the premier position in free agency.

Mar 6 New York Giants offseason plan: Addressing the numerous needs on offense Laying out a plan for upgrading the Giants' offense in 2021. NFL free agency doesn't officially begin for a few more days, though with veterans being shed by teams as cost-cutting measures the market is actually already open. The 2021 NFL Draft is only a few weeks away.

Mar 4 Golden Tate has been released by the Giants. The move creates $6 million in cap space for the Giants, $10 million if he is designated a post-June 1 cut. Tate was to make $8.5 million and count $11 million against the salary cap in 2021. The Giants also cut veteran linebacker David Mayo.

Mar 3 As the new NFL league year and the opening of free agency rapidly approaches, the NY Giants have several tough decisions to make, but of their 14 unrestricted free agents, retaining only four should be considered a top priority.

Former Giants
John Mendenhall, a standout Giants defensive tackle for eight years in the 1970s, passed away on Friday after a lengthy illness in his hometown of Cullen, Louisiana.

Mar 1 The Giants are reportedly set to welcome back another familiar face from the Tom Coughlin years. That would be offensive line coach Pat Flaherty, who per ESPN has been hired by Joe Judge to serve in an advisory role that will include coaching the team's offensive linemen among his duties.

Feb 27 Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder intends to play in 2021 as long as the situation is right, he told ESPN in a phone conversation this week. Solder, who opted out this past season because of concerns for his family with COVID-19, has yet to have that conversation with the team about his future.
He was considered a high-risk opt-out and his contract tolled. He is scheduled to make $10 million in 2021 while costing $16.5 million against the salary cap this season. The Giants haven't been in a rush to make any moves with the new league year still almost three weeks away.

Feb 25 Can the Giants keep Leonard Williams and Dalvin Tomlinson? There is a very, very slim chance the Giants can keep the band of Leonard Williams and Dalvin Tomlinson together, but there are also a lot of obstacles that need to be overcome. That and a proposed mock contract for Tomlinson. Where there's a will, theres a way.

Feb 23 Special Report - This time of year is always difficult for pro football fans. The Super Bowl has come and gone, were still a month away from NFL free agency and over two months away until the NFL Draft. And worst of all, were seven months away until the start of the 2021 regular season.
With nothing but time on our hands until the start of the new season, all we can do is look ahead and envision what changes/upgrades teams will make this offseason as 31 teams will be looking to dethrone the reigning Super Bowl Champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Feb 21 The Giants need to get better. A whole lot better. It has to start happening when free agency opens up in mid-March and it must continue in late April during the 2021 NFL Draft. The Giants, in Joe Judges first year as head coach, took steps toward improvement. Steps, not strides. Their defense is imperfect, but fully functional, in need of more pass rush help. Their offense at times was barely functional. Plenty, but not all, of the ineptitude can be traced back to Saquon Barkleys knee injury, which ended his season in Week 2.

Feb 19 How the Carson Wentz trade impacts the Giants. Heres how the Eagles trading of Carson Wentz to the Colts could cripple the Giants most bitter division rival for the upcoming year or two.

NFC East News
Eagles agree to trade QB Carson Wentz to Colts for two draft picks.
Carson Wentz trade marks a dark day for Howie Roseman.

Feb 18 There are always challenges. Figuring out how to pay Leonard Williams is one of them, to be sure, but the Giants are assigning this to the "good problem to have" department. There was a semi-serious sense inside the organization of "thats going to cost us" whenever Williams dropped the opposing quarterback during the 2020 season. That sense will soon turn to reality. Production on the field leads to rewards in the bank account. The wheels are already turning, as far as getting the 26-year-old defensive tackle signed to a long-term contract extension.

Feb 15 Here are Giants key dates to watch - for Leonard Williams, Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Jabrill Peppers, more. Its technically possible, but unlikely, that Giants general manager Dave Gettleman would franchise tag defensive lineman Leonard Williams - a pending free agent - for a second straight year.

Feb 12 Former NY Giants quarterback Alex Tanney wasted little time before jumping into the coaching game, joining the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles staff on Thursday. Tanney, 33, announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday, ending a nine-year career where he played his final two seasons in a Giants uniform.

Feb 11 Stay or Go: Dissecting the Giants looming free agency decisions on Leonard Williams and 13 others. Before the Giants even get to free agency, they have some expensive decisions to make on their own players. They have 14 players scheduled to be unrestricted free agents on March 17, including two key members of their defensive line. Heres a look at all those players, and what the Giants plans for them might be, and should be.

Feb 10 How tough is the Giants 2021 schedule? The opponents are set. The locations are set. Now all we need to wait for are the exact dates to complete the Giants 2021 regular season schedule. While it will be some time before the scheduled is released, we can take a look at the strength of the Giants 2021 schedule now based on their opponents performances this past year.

Feb 9 Joe Judge hiring Rob Sale to fill turbulent spot on Giants coaching staff. The position of offensive line coach was a turbulent one for Judge in his first year as a head coach at any level. This is an important hire for Judge. His offensive line improved last season but remains a work in progress.

Feb 7 One Giant victory, an oral history of the winning drive in Super Bowl XLII. This is the oral history -- as told by players, coaches, celebrity fans, and the broadcasters who brought you the game over a decade ago from Glendale, Arizona -- of the Giants game-winning drive in Super Bowl XLII. The story starts with the Giants trailing 14-10 with 2:42 remaining in the game...

Feb 6 Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is set to return for Year 2 in New York, where hell have several players returning from the leagues 31st ranked offense. But make no mistake, Garretts return doesnt mean that the status quo is acceptable. The Giants struggles to move the ball and score are all things he needs to address with his game plans and personnel use. Heres a look at some of the things Garrett and the Giants need to change or decide on regarding the offense if the unit is to take that long-awaited step forward toward becoming a juggernaut.

Feb 4 Saquon Barkley says his surgically repaired knee is doing well, but the star running back wont set a target date for his return to the NFL. Barkley, the 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, tore his right ACL in Week 2 and missed the rest of the 2020 season. The Giants finished 6-10, one win short of winning the NFC East.

Feb 2 Steve Spagnuolo looks to repeat history vs. Tom Brady in Super Bowl 2021. So many times, starting 14 years ago, to a different set of players gearing up to face a remarkably similar Tom Brady in a Super Bowl. Steve Spagnuolo, the Chiefs defensive coordinator, said it to his guys back in late November this season. "How many times can you say, "You got to get Tom Brady off the spot? "

Jan 31 I do not love or hate Daniel Jones. I root for him because he is a New York Giant. I also see potential in a big, strong, smart kid that can throw and run like a deer when given the opportunity. In todays NFL... Daniel Jones seems to be a late bloomer which does not bode well with "Fandom". Issues that need attention. Weapons - Confidence - Mechanics/footwork

Jan 29 Saquon Barkleys torn ACL absolutely changed the 2020 season for New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman. A guy who was a healthy scratch that game and seemed to be on his way out of the main running back fold for Big Blue was soon a starter and clutch component of the teams late-season four-game win streak.
His season was a lot different than originally expected. And thus, it may affect the outcome of his 2021 campaign. Gallman proved this past year that he has a place in this league. Hes capable of stepping up and gaining significant average yardage even if the offensive line in front of him isnt all too perfect.

Jan 27 Eli Manning is the only quarterback alive who has this over Tom Brady - the seemingly ageless wonder who is headed to his 10th Super Bowl, his first with the Buccaneers. Brady is 6-3 in his previous Super Bowl appearances, all with the Patriots, and the first two losses came at the hands of Manning and the Giants.
"Its one of those things, its not something I ever say or ever think a lot about, Manning told The Post. "Ive been around Tom numerous times, and Ive never brought up a Super Bowl or our games versus them. He actually brings it up. It still bothers him a little bit, especially the 07 one when they had the chance to go down as the greatest team of all time."

Jan 26 Special Report - So what if the Giants try a different way of making the team better and more capable of earning a post-season position? What if they used their 11th spot in the first round of the draft for that world-famous "best available athlete" and instead focused on veteran free agents? Need a wide receiver? Need a pass rusher? Need another piece for the secondary?
Well, it might make sense to try a veteran rather than make a colossal blunder on a rookie drafted too high, you know? There are many wide receiver mistakes in the history books, including some the Giants chose to anoint, such as Thomas Lewis (1994). And Ike Hilliard (1997) and Hakeem Nicks (2009) werent exactly Pro Bowl products, either.
Current reports indicate that such wide receivers as Allen Robinson (Bears), JuJu Smith-Schuster (Steelers), Will Fuller (Texans) and Corey Davis (Titans), among others, are available for the right amount of cash.

Jan 23 They say you cant judge a teams performance in the NFL draft until at least two full seasons have passed. Well, that is where we are with the 2019 NFL draft, which saw the New York Giants select three players in the first round. Pro Football Focus is chiming in with their grades for the frost round of last years draft and they have given the Giants an average grade overall on their three picks.

Jan 22 Five players who need to step up in 2021. One of the franchises main goals has to be how to use their best assets on the field properly and efficiently and take the next step from a 6-10 team to a legit playoff-bound team that other opponents wont want to face.

Jan 21 Figuring out what Daniel Jones is, what he might become and projecting his legacy after hes through wearing a New York Giants uniform is more risky and uncertain now than it was a year ago. And that is unsettling. So much more should be known about Jones now, at 23 and two seasons into his NFL career, than what we thought we knew after his rookie year.

Jan 20 The NY Giants passed on Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen in the 2018 NFL Draft, and now must hope that Daniel Jones can take the same leap Allen did in year three of his career. Ironically, Allens first two years were similar to Jones -some flashy plays to go along with some ugly turnovers, leading to a front office unsure of what they have. Allens Bills did more winning, but they also had a much more talented team around him.

Jan 19 Jason Garrett didnt get Chargers job, will likely return as Giants offensive coordinator: Why thats both good ... and bad. Giants general manager Dave Gettleman recently said he felt "antsy" about the possibility of losing offensive coordinator Jason Garrett to one of the NFLs vacant head coaching jobs. Hes likely feeling a little less antsy now.

Jan 18 Joe Judge wants the Giants to take a break, mentally and physically, from the grind of the season. This does not mean a complete distancing from football. Not entirely. Most players tune into the playoff games. Many are engrossed in the sport they make a living in, or they have friends around the league they want to check in on, or they are scouring the market for a potential future employer. The bottom line is, they watch. When they do, Judge wants the entertainment viewing to also turn into a teaching moment.

Jan 17 The NY Giants this season went against a team in every game to be played in the divisional round of the 2020 NFL Playoffs. So, while the Giants wont be picking up any playoff experience this season, it doesnt mean they dont know what it would take to be there.

Former Giants
Eli Manning has been out of the NFL for a year now, and he hasnt had much choice but to be away from the game because of the coronavirus pandemic. But one thing the two-time Super Bowl winner did find was Twitter -- and a way to show a different side of his personality.

Jan 16 It would be difficult to classify James Bradberrys first season with the Giants as anything short of a success. Bradberry was a dominant force in Big Blues secondary. Big Blue finished the year ranked ninth in points allowed and 12th in yards allowed, while their 22 passing touchdowns surrendered tied for the fifth-fewest in the league. The the secondary will likely look very similar to how it did in 2020. Bradberry, Logan Ryan, Jabrill Peppers, Xavier McKinney, Julian Love, and Darnay Holmes remain under contract, along with Isaac Yiadom, Madre Harper and several others.

Jan 15 It would be great if Jones came out of Duke setting the league on fire the way Justin Herbert did in 2020. Didnt happen, and doesnt happen for most young quarterbacks. Didnt happen for Eli Manning or Peyton Manning. Didnt really happen for Drew Brees until his fourth year in the league. Philip Rivers didnt play until his third season. Aaron Rodgers didnt play until his fourth year. The first 4,000-yard passing season of Tom Bradys career came in his sixth season.

Jan 14 The encore to the best game of Andrew Thomas rookie season was ankle surgery. The Giants left tackle posted a photo Wednesday on Instagram of his left foot wrapped in a cast, along with the caption "everything went well. Thanks for the prayers." Sources told The Post that Thomas had ankle surgery to correct an issue that was known when he entered the league and had nagged him since training camp. He waited to get it fixed without fear of doing further damage.

Jan 13 Joe Judge doesnt golf. He hasnt been hunting in a while. His off-season hobby is spending more time around the house with his family. While the offseason is a time to recharge, he cant fully take off the coaching cap. He spent much of the time texting with members of the staff about what they were seeing in the playoff games. He also told his players to do as much before they went their separate ways last week.

Former Giants
Devonta Freeman - Bills are signing RB Devonta Freeman. As long as Freeman tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday and continues to test negative through Friday, he could be available to play Saturday for the Bills but wouldnt be able to practice.

Jan 12 New York Giants QB Daniel Jones didnt take that step forward many hoped he would in his second season from a statistical perspective. But how much of that was on him versus his supporting cast? And is Colt McCoy worth bringing back on another contract?

Jan 11 Giants didnt get enough from wide receivers in 2020. The New York Giants have already made it clear. They need more playmakers for an offense that finished 31st in the NFL in 2020. Lets review the performance of the players the Giants used at wide receiver in 2020.

Jan 10 It may be early, but its not a stretch to say that the NY Giants already made their most important offseason move. When Patrick Graham was hired on January 17th, 2020, it wasnt met with much praise of fanfare. Now, hes become a vital piece of the teams future.

Jan 9 The Giants did a lot more right than they did in recent seasons. But theres still a long way to go in some areas, especially on offense. Here is a look at three statistical areas that are screaming for improvement.

Jan 8 NY Giants: 7 reasons to be excited about the future. - Its no surprise that the Giants offense struggled in Saquon Barkleys absence. Even with strong play from Wayne Gallman, theres no substitute for a superstar like Barkley. And the offense has no where to go but up once hes ready.

Jan 7 Giants co-owner John Mara confirmed that Dave Gettleman would be returning as general manager in 2021 for his fourth season: "Hes coming back." The biggest reason: Gettlemans positive collaboration with Giants coach Joe Judge, who just completed his first season on the job.

Jan 6 Patrick Graham will return for a second season as the New York Giants defensive coordinator and assistant head coach after signing a contract extension with the team Tuesday. Graham decided against pursuing any head-coaching opportunities for 2021, including with the New York Jets, who had requested permission on Monday to interview him for their vacancy.

Jan 5 Joe Judge scolding Eagles is further proof hes right man for Giants. "We will never do that as long as Im the head coach of the New York Giants." -- Joe Judge on Doug Pederson on Monday night.

Jan 4 Giants win over the Cowboys 23-19

On the Game - Game 16
Gamegirl ..."I like the way the Giants played today. There were some mishaps along the way, but they finished on a winng note..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants gave themselves a shot. Well have to see how things turn out..."

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Game 16 Preview - Giants (5-10) Cowboys (6-9)
The Cowboys got off to a slow start in their game with the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday. Once they pulled ahead, there was no stopping them. The Cowboys held the Eagles scoreless while they added 17 more points to finish with a 37-17 win.
The Giants were no match for the Baltimore Ravens in the first half of their game last week. They found themselves trailing 20-3. The Giants did better after that, holding the Ravens to just one more touchdown, but they still lost 27-13.

Jan 3 The 5-10 Giants hope to end a three-game losing streak when they host the 6-9 Dallas Cowboys, winners of their last three games, Sunday at 1 p.m. in MetLife Stadium. The losing team will begin its offseason Monday morning, while the winner will remain in contention for the NFC East title. For several hours. First place will be officially decided Sunday night, when Washington -- also 6-9 -- will clinch the championship if it wins in Philadelphia or hand it to the Giants/Cowboys winner with a loss.

Jan 2 The Giants probably wont get the help they are looking for on Sunday night. Friday, the Eagles ruled out nine players for their Week 17 matchup with the Washington Football Team. Thats a tough break for the Giants who need the Eagles to beat Washington in order to have a shot at the NFC East title.

Jan 1 Team-first mentality and sense of accountability at both the player and coach level has defined Patrick Grahams defense in his first year as the Giants defensive coordinator. He took a team that was ranked in the bottom 10 of the league in yards allowed per game and catapulted them to 13th overall in 2020. Over the course of many close games this season, the defense has kept the Giants competitive.